The Paragon Apartments on Armagh Street is Christchurch’s first base-isolated apartment development and sets a new standard in seismic resilience and low damage design. The nine-storey, 14-unit complex features double-level gallery and penthouse apartments.

There were a number of standout features of this project, from the structure right through to the high-end finishes. Quality was always the main driver for the client and consultant team, an approach that our team embraced by implementing a robust quality control system for all trades, backed up by meticulous record keeping.

The luxury finishes and fixtures specified dictated that measurements throughout the entire building needed to be millimetre perfect. With standard H1.2 framing susceptible to bowing, we introduced LVL wall partition framing, ensuring that everything stayed straight and true. Our team’s focus on quality ensured that the architect’s vision for the detailing was realised, including the striking neolith façade cladding, pocket doors that seamlessly merge into walls, magnetic door hardware, and the anaconda lighting that that snakes its way up the stairs from the ground floor to level six.

The Paragon Apartments show unwavering attention to detail and an exceptional standard of finishing. The end product is something that the client, project partners and Naylor Love are very proud of.

“The apartments have a complex 3D curtain wall façade and interior fitouts of exceptional quality rarely if ever seen in New Zealand…
I am happy to recommend Naylor Love for other challenging complex projects that push the boundaries.”
– Jasper van der Lingen, Architect

Client: Emerald Developments
Completed: September 2019
Awards: NZ Commercial Project Awards 2021 – National Category and Gold Awards, Winstone Wallboards Residential category


Accommodation, Christchurch, Interiors / Fitout, Pre-Construction, Seismic